When was the last time you gave a hug to someone or received one? I believe a huge part of our society have become so disconnected socially in many ways. The internet with online social networking seems to be fading out that face-to-face time with a loved one or a friend. Fear has also allowed some to lack human contact and empathy.

Sometimes we hug someone to say “hello” not thinking about the benefits of this small gesture. Hugs are nice, and needed (and free)! This form of physical intimacy can relieve pain and depression and help one overcome fears. If you haven’t hugged someone today, find someone to hug. You just might brighten their day, and yours!